As a married guy with kids, I feel like I should already know all about the languages of love.

First, there are five of them. Second, I recall my wife mentioning something about these not too long ago. Apparently, "Retention" isn't one of the five "Love Languages."

Anyhow, here are the five different languages of love:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Acts of Service
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Quality Time
  • Physical Touch

I believe I display love and affection that would be best filed under the "Acts of Service" category. Need a break? Let me clean and take care of the kids tonight. Long day? I'll make dinner and fix you a drink.

That's how I do it at home, but it looks like my choice isn't quite as popular with the rest of Illinois.

Shane & Co. went searching for the "Most Popular Love Languages Across the United States."

Here's how they pulled it off:

First, to find the most popular love languages that people are looking into across the country, we looked at Google Trends data for search terms around the five major love languages in different states. Then, to get an even closer look, we conducted a survey of over 2,600 Americans to break down the most popular love languages by the numbers, analyzing differences across generations and between men and women.

While the most popular "Love Language" across the US was "Quality Time," "Words of Affirmation" were Illinois' top choice.

The least popular language of love surveyed? "Acts of Service." Looks like I might learn/add a few new "languages" to my repertoire.

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